|Holler Again!Art Waves #53|
David Holler, the conductor and artistic director of the Mohawk College Singers, returns to Art Waves for a second year to unwrap the gorgeous Christmas concert he has prepared for 2009. His infectious enthusiasm and musical talent make for great conversation.
Keywords: Mohawk Singers; choral music; choral conducting; tenor; Christmas concert
|Meghan Quinlan on Choral Conducting, Art Waves #102|
Meghan Quinlan has been singing and playing music since early childhood. As an adolescent she began conducting the Canadian Martyrs Gallery Choir, going on to arrange and even write music for them. In 2010 they put out a brilliant CD of sacred music called Novum Gaudium. Art Waves caught Meghan for an interview when she came home for Christmas from Norway, where she is studying choral conducting under Kare Hanken.
Keywords: choral conducting; Hamilton Children's Choir; Kare Hansen; Novum Gaudium; Zimfira Poloz; Scandanavian singing; twins
|Strata Vocal Ensemble, Art Waves #126|
Beverly Leslie and some of her friends just love to sing, so she formed a choral music group. But that humble beginning hardly sets you up for what happens when those friends blend their "crystalline voices" into joyous harmonic brilliance. Leslie brought the group's conductor, Gordon Adnams, by the indi101 studio to tell us more, and to give you a taste of the beautiful music of the Strata Vocal Ensemble.
Keywords: choral harmony; choral conducting; MacNeill Baptist Church; Wesley Urban Ministries; Can Con